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This week in Indigenous news: May 6-13

The Idle No More movement is being attacked and called "bacteria that spread across the country."

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Discrimination against black students rampant in Louisiana school district

One black eighth-grader spent six days in juvenile detention after being arrested for throwing Skittles candy at another student.

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Death at the hands of the police - this time in Baltimore

No city, town or hamlet can any longer feel immune from the devastating news that, once again, a Black man's life has been taken by the police

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Legislators aim to expand rights of undocumented Californians

State legislative leaders were joined here by immigrant rights advocates as they announced the "Immigrants Shape California" legislative package.

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Public workers union moves conference as "Boycott Indiana" movement mushrooms

"The so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act sets Indiana and our nation back decades in the struggle for civil rights."

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In women's history month: Lesbian rabbi leads Reform Jewish profession

The Reform Jewish movement - Rabbi Eger's spiritual home since childhood - has traveled a long road toward recognizing and embracing same-sex relationships.

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Anti-LGBT bills introduced in 28 states

So far this year 34 anti-LGBT bills in nine states have been defeated or failed to meet key legislative deadlines.

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Today in women’s history: Happy birthday Dorothy Height

Height was the president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for 40 years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Calls grow for investigation into Chicago's Homan Sq. 'Gestapo tactics'

Danny Davis and Richard Boykin join a chorus of voices demanding justice over the "CIA or Gestapo tactics" discovered at Homan Square.

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Today in African-American history: Fifteenth amendment ratified

The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits denying citizens the right to vote based on their "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

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